January 26 - January 29
Each year X-games blesses us with lots to do over the weekend- and if you love crowds, this is your must do experience. Located at Buttermilk Mountain, this is the place to experience a true mountain festival with action sports, good people watching, and plenty of music.
All sport competitions are free and open to the public.
For music, preferred seats are sold out but General Admission tickets are still available. (Note, the 4-show Music Package is SOLD out) All musical performances will take place at the stage at Buttermilk Mountain.
For the full X Games schedule, click here:
Carbondale: Tom Ressel
Saturday, January 28
Marble Distilling Company, Carbondale
8 pm - 11 pm
Tom Ressel will be playing at The Marble Bar. Stop on by for an evening of acoustic music! Ressel plays a variety of classic covers – both old and new – with a few originals thrown in for fun!
Aspen: Aspen Art Museum
10 am - 6 pm, everyday - closed Monday’s
Cost: Donations Requested
Current exhibits include:
Adam McEwen: I Think I'm in Love
Jan 13-May 28
As the Aspen Art Museum’s 2016–17 Gabriela and Ramiro Garza Distinguished Artist in Residence, New York–based British artist Adam McEwen is known for works that engage viewers with a dark yet poignant sense of humor. Once employed to write obituaries for the London Daily Telegraph, McEwen began producing fictional obituaries of living subjects, such as Bill Clinton, Kate Moss, and Jeff Koons. His recent sculptural works include objects such as a life-size coffin-carrier fabricated from solid graphite (Bier, 2013) and deployed airbags cast in concrete (a series from 2015). McEwen’s Aspen Art Museum exhibition marks the artist’s first solo museum show in the United States, and presents a group of works that address the blurred boundary between life and death, reality and fiction, and the everyday and the obscure.
Julian Schnabel Plate Paintings 1978–86
Nov 4, 2016-Feb 19, 2017
Julian Schnabel’s Aspen Art Museum exhibition is the first museum presentation to focus on the renowned American artist’s now culturally iconic plate paintings. Largely unexhibited since the early 1980s, Schnabel’s pieces reveal the artist’s interest in material experimentation, the physicality of surface, and the relationship between the figure and abstraction. His AAM show includes a concise survey of these works—from the artist’s first plate painting, The Patients and the Doctors (1978), through to The Walk Home (1985).
Nov 4, 2016-Jun 4, 2017
Danh Võ’s We The People is the artist’s long-term project reconstructing Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty on a 1:1 scale. Re-creating only the statue’s fragile copper skin—the thickness of two copper pennies—and using the same fabrication technique as the original, Võ explores the relationship between monumentality and materiality in We The People. By displaying the statue in pieces, the artist offers us the opportunity to relate to an iconic monument on a human scale and to reflect on the collective construction of the concept of liberty itself.
Mary Ramsden: (In / It)
Nov 4, 2016-Feb 19, 2017
For her first solo museum exhibition, British artist Mary Ramsden presents a new series of paintings arranged in groupings that investigate associations between scale, imagery, and space. Expanding on her interest in prose, social media, and our daily interface with technology, Ramsden’s painterly, gestural marks echo the physical residue left when swiping the touch screen of a tablet or smart phone. Within this, the artist examines the playful zone between the painter’s mark and the accidental smears of our screen-based world. Setting these urgent scorings among seemingly fixed geometric planes, Ramsden alludes to our pervasive relationship with the screen in daily life.
Gary Hume: Front of a Snowman
Oct 14, 2016-May 21, 2017
Standing upwards of ten feet tall, British artist Gary Hume’s larger-than-life sculpture of a snowman, Front of a Snowman, is installed outdoors on the AAM Commons throughout three seasons (fall, winter, and spring). Hume’s snowman—a recurrent and iconic subject in the artist’s work—straddles the line between representation and abstraction. In this playful, humorous exploration of form and color, the artist has rendered a temporary, ephemeral childhood shape into material permanence.
Shinique Smith: Resonant Tides
Nov 28, 2015-Sep 24, 2017
New York–based artist Shinique Smith combines an array of visual sources in her work. Incorporating graffiti, fashion, dance, Abstract Expressionism, and Japanese calligraphy, her practice addresses cultural and social issues around production, consumption, surplus, and waste. For the 2015–16 ski season, Smith created Resonant Tides, a new site-specific work at Elk Camp on Snowmass Mountain, continuing her exploration into the connections and values we ascribe to objects—both discarded and prized—and examining the very notion of “belonging.”